VTRANS TO HOST PUBLIC MEETINGS TO GATHER FEEDBACK ON
STUDY OF ECONOMIC IMPACTS OF WALKING AND BICYCLING IN VERMONT
Find a link to the FULL REPORT here
MONTPELIER – The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) will hold a public
meeting via VT Interactive Technologies on March 15th, regarding the final draft report on
the Economic Impacts of Walking and Bicycling in Vermont.
The study is the first of its kind in Vermontin that it estimates how bicycling and walking
impact the state economy. The final draft report will be presented at this meeting for public
review to receive input and comments.
The public meeting times and locations are:
March 15, 2012
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Vermont Interactive Technologies – 9 sites across the state
ƒ Brattleboro ƒ Williston
ƒ Middlebury ƒ Montpelier
ƒ Randolph Center ƒ Newport
ƒ Rutland ƒ Springfield
ƒ White River Junction
Plus live streaming at: http://www.vitlink.org/streamingmedia/
Click “link to login” and login as username: RSGINC password: Stream107
This page also contains a chat room (below the live stream) which can be used to ask
questions. Participants using chat should identify themselves with a name by typing in
the command "/nick John-Doe" and hitting enter. Note the space between nick and first
name and the hyphen (without a space) between first and last name. If a new window
appears requesting username and password, you've selected a name (or nickname)
someone else already has. Cancel out and try something else.
See www.vitlink.org for additional information and directions to the sites.
The Vermont Pedestrian and Bicycle Policy Plan identified the need for this study to
determine the overall economic and environmental benefits of bicycling and walking on the
State’s economy. This study is meant to be a one year “snapshot” of the total economic and
environmental benefit - including direct, secondary and spin-off benefits – of bicycle and
pedestrian facilities and activities, including tourism, environmental, improved air quality
and reduced green house gas emissions, real estate values, health, reduction in demand on
the transportation systems, and other economic benefits.
All members of the Vermont public are invited to attend and provide their input on the
draft report. The final draft reportis available on the project website:
The public comment period will end Thursday, March 29, 2012. Comments can be emailed